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This Day in White Sox History: 57 Saves

This Day in White Sox History: 57 Saves
September 3, 1936 – Luke Appling’s then club record 27 game hitting streak ended in Boston courtesy of pitcher Wes Farrell. His record would stand until 2004 when Carlos Lee broke it by hitting in 28 straight games. September 3, 1990 – Sox relief pitcher Bobby Thigpen set the major league mark when he got his 47th save of the season in a... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Small, but powerful

This Day in White Sox History: Small, but powerful
August 10, 1959 – Sox infielders Nellie Fox and Luis Aparicio appeared together on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The caption read, “Magic Up The Middle, Fox And Aparicio.” August 10, 1990 – The odds had to be a million to one. They were two of the smallest players in major league baseball yet on this night in the second game of a... Read more »

This Date in White Sox History: Sox get no hit, still win

This Date in White Sox History: Sox get no hit, still win
July 1, 1905 – Sox pitcher Frank Owen won both games of a double header at St. Louis. The scores were 3-2 and 2-0. In both games he went the distance and only allowed the Browns seven total hits for the afternoon. He is one of only ten pitchers in baseball history to accomplish this feat. (i.e. two... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Thigpen sets a record

This Day in White Sox History: Thigpen sets a record
May 11, 1949 – The Sox scored at least one run in every inning when they beat Boston 12-8. Second baseman Cass Michaels had three RBIs. The Sox clubbed 15 hits and the Red Sox made four errors. May 11, 1990 – Bobby Thigpen became the White Sox all-time saves leader in a 6-4 win over Kansas City before 14,889 at... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Comiskey Park's last Opening Day

This Day in White Sox History: Comiskey Park's last Opening Day
April 9, 1963 – The start of the season found the Sox in Detroit and it was a highlight game for third baseman Pete Ward. Wards macked a seventh inning, three run home run off Jim Bunning to push the Sox into the lead and he also made a barehanded pick up and throw out of a slow... Read more »

Greatest Opening Day Moments in White Sox history

Greatest Opening Day Moments in White Sox history
On Monday, April 4, the White Sox are scheduled to celebrate their 115th Opening Day in franchise history since they were formed in 1901. They’ll be taking on the Oakland A’s at Oakland Coliseum. The team and their fans have recognized Opening Day as the first tangible evidence that the bitter cold, howling winds and... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Blackout Game

This Day in White Sox History: Blackout Game
This week’s TDIWSH was delayed a bit, so enjoy an epic avalanche of Sunday content! – Daniel Shapiro September 30, 1921 – Sox catcher Ray Schalk tied a major league record with three assists in one inning. It happened in a 3-2 loss to Cleveland at Comiskey Park. Schalk picked off three base runners! September 30, 1949 – Sox GM Frank Lane starts the... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Thigpen's record

This Day in White Sox History: Thigpen's record
September 3, 1936 – Luke Appling’s then club record 27 game hitting streak ended in Boston courtesy of pitcher Wes Farrell. His record would stand until 2004 when Carlos Lee broke it by hitting in 28 straight games. September 3, 1990 – Sox relief pitcher Bobby Thigpen set the major league mark when he got his 47th save of the season in a... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History - Magic up the middle

This Day in White Sox History - Magic up the middle
August 10, 1959 – Chicago White Sox infielders Nellie Fox and Luis Aparicio appeared together on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The caption read,“Magic Up The Middle, Fox And Aparicio.” August 10, 1990 – The odds had to be a million to one. They were two of the smallest players in major league baseball yet on this night in the second... Read more »
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